The Seasider

The Seasider runs north of Dunedin on a section of railway considered a highlight in the rail network in New Zealand. Departing from the magnificent Dunedin Railway Station, the Seasider travels along the edge of the picturesque Otago Harbour, before climbing the gentle slopes above Port Chalmers, a pretty port-side town. At the top of the hill, the train emerges to look over the dazzling Blueskin Bay, revealing breathtaking views over bays, inlets and beaches.

From $70 per person

Dunedin to Waitati

2-2.5 hours return


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Features & Highlights

  • Spectacular Scenery
  • Scenery only accessible by train
  • Tea/Coffee and a variety of food available
  • Lively and informative commentary
  • Stunning examples of railway engineering
  • Local flora and fauna
  • Friendly knowledgeable crew
  • Warm comfortable carriages
  • Train slows or stops for photo opportunities
  • On board guide pamphlets
  • Bathrooms on board

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